Boundary Training for Schools: Creating a Culture of Safety

The meaningful opportunities your school provides are shaped by the mission, vision and values your community holds. Every member of your school is actively engaged in creating the best environment for your students to learn and thrive.

Effective and appropriate boundaries between staff and students are fundamental to having the safest school, where everyone in your community shares the same understanding of their responsibilities.

When educating staff about safety, policies and training must reflect a school’s culture. The information provided needs to be delivered in a way that is easily understood by all staff – teaching and non-teaching – and leaves no opportunity for misunderstanding.

The culture of your school is threaded throughout all activities in your community. Boundary Training should be no different. The training should be relatable and specific, to address any situation that may come up within your school.

The SOS ThreeSixty program helps make your school safer and will engage the school community in a culture of student safety.

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Audiences - Boundary Training for Schools: Creating a Culture of Safety

The SOS ThreeSixty training program is intended for all school staff, as only an integrated safety community will effectively work together for student safety. The course is for:

“In 30 minutes this training creates a really healthy balance between responsibility and the privilege of working with young people – all great in my book.”

– Andy Rodford,
Deputy Head of School
St. Michaels University School, Victoria

Course Formats - Online Modules and Group Workshop

Asynchronous Online Modules

The self-paced recorded training content presents the fundamentals of strong boundaries in a way that speaks specifically to your school’s culture. The relatability of the content and specific case studies are key to its effectiveness and the content is prepared to reflect independent schools, empowering your staff to be effective in supporting the safest school community.

The training provides tools to address situations, clearly defining and articulating reporting structures.

Key Content

  • The student experience and student vulnerabilities.
  • Building strong relationships with students.
  • Defining grooming and explaining how it often goes unnoticed.
  • Boundaries & appropriate adult/student interactions.
  • The role of the educator and staff.
  • Managing student and family expectations.
  • Addressing a questionable situation.

Quick Facts

  • Total training time: 45 minutes.
  • Access given for six months.
  • Technology needed: computer or mobile device.
  • Tracking and certificate provided.

Interactive Group Workshop For Professional Development

SOS ThreeSixty will consult with your school and prepare a live group session that brings to life the key learnings of the asynchronous program. This session is best scheduled during a Professional Development Day to motivate staff.

Relevant and localized content will engage all members of your team, and the group workshop will reinforce and contextualize the key learnings. Participants will be able to workshop case studies and address situations that they may have experienced. These sessions work to create cohesion within a school community about these important issues.

The SOS ThreeSixty team of child safety experts will lead an interactive online or in-person session that will reinforce and animate the essential elements to support the creation of a community of safety on your campus.

Key Content

  • Navigating boundaries within your school’s culture.
  • Addressing school-specific situations.
  • Strategies for navigating student and family boundary scenarios.
  • How diversity and inclusion efforts help to address vulnerabilities.
  • Near misses and what we’ve learned.
  • How reporting could and should work.
  • Case study break-out sessions.
  • Open forum for questions and discussion.
  • Certification of completion.

Quick Facts

  • Half-day session.
  • Offered as an interactive online group meeting or in-person at your school.
  • Participant driven questions are addressed.
  • All content tailored to your community.

The results :

Boundaries prevent abuse.

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